March 6, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Former standout Paul Goldstein is included among the 2013 inductees for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.
Joining Goldstein in this year's class will be Bobby Bayliss, Dennis Emery, Kelly Jones, John Peterson, Alan Schwartz and Harold Solomon. The honorees will be inducted at this year's ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet, held May 23 during the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL.
A native of Rockville, Md., Goldstein enjoyed a stellar career from 1995-98, guiding the Cardinal to NCAA championships in each of his four seasons. A four-time All-American in singles and doubles, Goldstein reached the NCAA singles final as a senior. He was named a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, capping his career with a Pac-10 Player of the Year honor in 1998. Goldstein finished his career with 84 victories in dual match play, which ranks fifth overall in school history. A two-time recipient of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership, Goldstein was also recognized as the ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient.
The ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, housed at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex, was inaugurated in 1983 and has inducted more than 200 players, coaches and contributors. The ITA Hall of Fame museum displays over 2,000 rare photos and memorabilia. Its members include the late Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, men's tennis head coach John Whitlinger and John L. Hinds Director of Tennis Dick Gould. The ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. For a complete list of the Hall of Fame Inductees, please visit www.itatennis.com.
Among the other inductees:
Notre Dame men's tennis head coach Bobby Bayliss will be retiring at the end of this season, ending a 26-year stint at the helm of the Fighting Irish men's tennis program. Entering his 43rd season as a Division I head coach, Bayliss owns 746 career victories, the most by any active tennis coach in the nation which also places him sixth among all-time tennis coaches.
Dennis Emery was a men's head coach at two institutions during his 35 year career, spending 30 of those years at Kentucky. He finished his coaching career with 655 wins, 568 of those during his time with the Wildcats. Emery guided Kentucky to two SEC championships, finished in the top-25 of the final ITA National Men's Rankings 23 times, and led the Wildcats to 11 Sweet 16 and four Elite Eight appearances.
Kelly Jones, a 1986 graduate of Pepperdine, played for the Waves from 1983-86. Jones was a three-time ITA All-American in doubles, an ITA All-American singles, and claimed two NCAA Doubles Championships in 1984 and 1985. He also helped guide the Waves to an NCAA finals appearance in 1986.
John Peterson coached the men's and women's teams at Tyler Junior College from 1987 to 2011, finishing with an unprecedented 25 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tennis championships. Peterson is already a member of both the NJCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame, and was named the Wilson/ITA Junior College National Coach of the Decade.
Alan Schwartz, the former Chairman of the Board & President of the USTA, has played an integral role in developing the growth of tennis throughout the years, and has always been highly supportive of collegiate tennis and the ITA. He served two terms as the president of the National Indoor Tennis Association (NITA), from 1973-74 and again from 1978-79.
Harold Solomon played at Rice from 1971-72, earning ITA All-American honors before turning pro. During his time at Rice, Solomon led the Owls to back-to-back Southwest Conference team championships, while also claiming the 1971 Southwest Conference singles title. In his professional career, Solomon was ranked as high as No. 5 in the world and reached the finals of the 1976 French Open as well as the semifinals of the 1977 US Open.